Task Force Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Task Force Meeting:   

  • Data Review: Listening sessions, focus groups, staff survey, community survey 
  • Generate themes and identify patterns

Task Force Meeting:   

  • Continue data review
  • Identify priorities by subgroup

Task Force Meeting: 

  • Draft action steps for identified priorities

Final Task Force Meeting: 

  • Recommendations for funding priorities to Superintendent Perry

School Board Meeting:

  • Superintendent and SIA Task Force co-chairs present proposal

Special School Board Meeting:

  • Public comment on SIA proposal
  • Board reviews SIA draft application documents

School Board Meeting:

  • Approve SIA grant application including the three-year plan, allowable uses, budget, alignment to CIP and draft performance targets

Grant Submission:

  • Grant Application submitted to the Oregon Department of Education for approval

Preliminary Budget Committee:

  • Meetings to provide overview, context and training

Superintendent’s Budget Message

School Board Meeting:

  • Approve the ODE-approved Student Investment Account plan

Past Meetings

Community Forums

Past Forums

  • November 18, 2019
  • November 19, 2019 – 1 p.m.
  • November 19, 2019 – 6 p.m.
  • November 19, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

Student Investment Account News

  • SIA Timeline

Timeline for the Student Investment Account

January 3, 2020|Comments Off on Timeline for the Student Investment Account

Last month, SKPS concluded community forums and surveys focused on gathering feedback on how to invest dollars from the newly formed Student Investment Account. Feedback from our community, students and staff will help prioritize the [...]

  • SIA Community Forum

SKPS Hosts Student Success Act Community Forums

November 26, 2019|Comments Off on SKPS Hosts Student Success Act Community Forums

Throughout the past week SKPS has been hosting community forums to gather feedback to help guide how the district will prioritize the more than $35 million SKPS will receive through the Student Success Act. Annually, [...]

About Student Investment Account Task Force

The Oregon Legislature passed a law called the Student Success Act. This act represents a historic investment in K-12 education. Among other things, it includes dedicated funds for career-technical programs, drop-out prevention, supports for students with severe disabilities, and increased access to preschool programs. In addition to these targeted investments, school districts will also be provided resources to improve outcomes for students based on student needs in each community. These additional resources will be included in the Student Investment Account, which represents about 50% of the total money.

For Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the Student Investment Account will represent approximately $35 million for the 2020-21 school year. These dollars are designated to improving achievement and growth for all students but will be targeted specifically for students of color, students with disabilities, emerging bilingual students, students navigating poverty, and students who are accessing foster care supports.

Since the Student Investment Account will be designed to meet the identified needs of our Salem-Keizer students, feedback from our community is an essential part of the planning process. To accomplish that mission, we formed the SIA Task Force, which includes the following members:

Task Force Members

  • Adriana Miranda
    (Parent) — Co-Chair, Community
  • Reginald Richardson
    (State Drug & Alcohol) — Co-Chair, Community
  • Lisa Harnisch
    (Early Learning Hub) — Community
  • Yadira Juarez
    (SKCE/Parent) — Community
  • Raul Marquez
    (Graduate/Willamette U) — Community
  • David Salinas
    (Cherry City Electric/Parent) — Community
  • Jay Mundo
    (Parent) — Community
  • Imani Hall
    (Salem Leadership Foundation) — Community
  • Bruce Anderson
    (NW Natural/Business) — Community
  • Todd Kwapisz
    (Marion Co Child Welfare) — Community
  • Brittany Deckard
    (Salem for Refugees) — Community
  • Mindy Merritt
    SKEA President
  • Rita Glass
    ASK ESP President
  • Leanette Mabinton
    Student – McKay High School
  • Julian Holman
    Student – South Salem High School
  • Guillermina Romo
    Staff, Instructional Mentor– Richmond Elementary
  • Lizi Aguilar
    Staff, Principal – Liberty Elementary
  • Brian Turner
    Staff, Principal – Candalaria Elementary
  • Alejandra Guerrero
    Staff, Special Education Teacher – Auburn Elementary
  • Kathleen Jonathan
    Staff, Community School Outreach Coordinator
  • Tricia Nelson
    Staff, Principal – Waldo MS
  • Tamika Hampton
    Staff, Asst. Principal – Houck MS
  • Dean Wright
    Staff, Teacher – Judson MS
  • Alex Brink
    Staff, Counselor – Parrish MS
  • Shirley Richardson
  • Staff, Teacher – Claggett MS
  • Martha Ochoa
    Staff, District Migrant Education
  • Erik Jespersen
    Staff, Principal – McNary HS
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Staff, Asst. Principal – North HS
  • Donovan Kim
    Staff, Teacher – North HS
  • Larkin Foley
    Staff, Teacher – McKay HS
  • Melissa Glover
    Staff, Special Education – District Administrator
  • Helen Richardson
    Staff, Office of Student Equity, Access an Advancement
  • Ken Ramirez
    Staff, Office of Student Equity, Access an Advancement
  • Andrew Kendoll
    Staff, Teacher – Scott Elementary
  • Cortney Clendening
    Staff, Teacher – Clear Lake Elementary
  • Julia Bueno
    Staff, Teacher – Chávez Elementary
  • Karley Strouse
    School Psychologist